One of the most exciting and dynamic segments of today’s brewing scene is American-brewed sour beers, with craft brewers and homebrewers alike adapting traditional European techniques to create some of the world’s most distinctive and experimental styles.
This book is indispensable in the library of the advanced home brewer
Brewing Better Beer is a comprehensive look at technical, practical and creative homebrewing advice from Gordon Strong, three-time winner of the coveted National Homebrew Competition Ninkasi Award.
Brewers often call malt the soul of beer. Fourth in the Brewing Elements series, Malt: A Practical Guide from Field to Brewhouse delves into the intricacies of this key ingredient used in virtually all beers. In a very readable fashion, this book provides a comprehensive overview of malt, from the field through the malting process.
Stan Hieronymus expertly explains the nature of hops, their origins, hop quality and utilization--and even devotes an entire chapter to dry hopping. For the Love of Hops also includes a reference catalog of more than 100 varieties and their characteristics.
Water is arguably the most critical and least understood of the foundation elements in brewing beer. Water: A Comprehensive Guide for Brewers, third in Brewers Publications’ Brewing Elements series, takes the mystery out of water’s role in the brewing process.
Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation is a resource for brewers of all experience levels. The authors adeptly cover yeast selection, storage and handling of yeast cultures, how to culture yeast and the art of rinsing/washing yeast cultures.
This book is a must-have for both beginners and experienced brewers looking for great new recipes
From defining off-flavors to analyzing competition-winning beers, Evaluating Beer will help develop your tasting and evaluating skills